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When we talk about the overall interpretation of the short story and the essay, it is important to answer a few questions related to themes and literary choices.
Which may explain why he is rude to each waiter he encounters.
Cheever also appears to be exploring the theme of identity.
Narration The story is told in a first person narrative and the narrator describes the setting and the characters involved in the story.
The writer may have chosen to do so because he may have wanted to imply that the situation he describes can be applied to more than one person.
In Reunion by John Cheever we have the theme of disappointment, connection, identity, separation, regret and alcoholism.
Taken from his Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young man called Charlie and after reading the story the reader realises that Cheever may be exploring the theme of disappointment.
What are the roles of secondary and tertiary characters? In the above section, we have provided you with input to the content of your analytic essay.
Before writing your analytical essay, you may benefit from reading our study guide for "Living with strangers".